Cut 2 squares of each colour - mine are 7.5 inches square.
|Layer your squares, both right sides up.|
Make one with purple on top and gray underneath and another with the gray on top.
|Cut both your prepared squares into 4 pieces.|
|Very carefully, cut away the top layer as shown.|
|Adding a green "zinger" strip.|
|And a purple border.|
|Layer and pin your top to batting and backing.|
Now it's time to quilt - because these mini's are not large, they are a great place to practice your machine quilting skills. The gray reminded me of paving stones placed in a flower garden, so I decided to quilt pebbles on the gray fabric and stipple quilt the purple. I had some great variegated purple thread and went to work.
|Click on pictures to see the quilting close up.|
And the final touch was a double-fold binding in gray. Hope my swap partner likes this one! It turned out to be a similar pattern and colour to the one she sent me, but they say "great minds think alike"!